Courtesy : Forbes
Once again, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are dealing with another series of books for an adaptation, and this time it is for Netflix. Benioff and Weiss will team with Alexander Woo o adapt Liu Cixin's Hugo Award-winning novel trilogy The Three-Body Problem for Netflix (all three have overall deals at the streamer). Netflix has given a series order to the project, which also counts Rian Johnson, Rosamund Pike and Brad Pitt's Plan B among its executive producers.
Cixin and Ken Liu, who wrote the English-language translation to the first and third novels, will be consulting producers.
"David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Alexander Woo have experience tackling ambitious sagas over time and space," said Peter Friedlander, vp original series at Netflix. "Rian Johnson and [producing partner] Ram Bergman have long dazzled fans with thrilling and mind-bending epics. They are all fierce advocates of The Three-Body Problem. As ardent fans, it was especially meaningful to us to get the support of Liu Cixin who created this expansive universe. We all share the same goal: to pay homage to this incredible story and take members on the adventure of a lifetime."
The Three-Body Problem trilogy tells the story of humanity's first contact with an alien civilization. "Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science-fiction series we’ve read, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s until the end of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe," said Benioff and Weiss. "We look forward to spending the next years of our lives bringing this to life for audiences around the world." The Three-Body Problem is the first series order for Benioff and Weiss since they signed a nine-figure overall deal at Netflix in 2019. Woo, a veteran of True Blood and WGN America's Manhattan, signed with the streamer earlier in the year.